Holidays & spiritual


Community Tu B’Shevat Shabbat service. Followed by a light lunch and screening of the climate-change documentary “Chasing Ice.” At Congregation Shir Hadash, 20 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos. 10:30 a.m. Free.


“Levanah: A Monthly Gathering for Women and Girls.” Wilderness Torah and Urban Adamah collaborate to celebrate Tu B’Shevat with a vegetarian potluck. At Urban Adamah, 1050 Parker St., Berkeley. 5:30 p.m. $8 and up, sliding scale.

Israeli environmentalism. Alon Tal, author of “All the Trees of the Forest,” discusses Tu B’Shevat and Israel’s reforestation programs. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. $8-$10. Also Jan. 15 at Project One, 251 Rhode Island St., S.F. 6 p.m. $15-$25. (See story, 8)

Tu B’Shevat seder. Sensory-friendly seder with activities for children with different learning styles. Dairy-free and gluten-free food options provided. At Peninsula Sinai Congregation, 499 Boothbay Ave., Foster City. 5 p.m. $10-$15.


“Tu B’Shevat Seder on the Farm.” Celebration features a dinner made with local and seasonal products, Seven Species–themed libations and a discussion about the holiday. At Urban Adamah, 1050 Parker St., Berkeley. For 21 and older. 7 p.m. $36-$45.


Humanistic Tu B’Shevat seder. Learn about nontheistic approaches to the holiday through discussion and songs with Kol Hadash. At Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave., Albany. 7:30 p.m. Free.


“Tu B’Shevat in the Redwoods.” Wilderness Torah celebrates the New Year of the Trees with a morning seder and afternoon activities. At Roberts Regional Recreation Area, 10570 Skyline Blvd., Oakland. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $20-$50.




Congregation Emanu-El
2 Lake St., S.F.

“A Line Can Lead Anywhere.” Paintings, drawings and sculptures by Helen Breger and her mother, Esther Hamerman. Through Jan. 26.

Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission St., S.F.

“Frog and Toad and the World of Arnold Lobel.” Exhibit featuring art from the iconic children’s book series. Through March 23.

“Jason Lazarus: Live Archive.” The Jewish artist’s first West Coast museum exhibition featuring the role of photography in contemporary art and identity. Through March 23.

“To Build & Be Built: Kibbutz History.” Exhibit on the history and cultural aspects of the kibbutz in Jewish life. Through July 1.

Hosfelt Gallery
260 Utah St., S.F.

“On the Road.” Portraiture and landscape paintings by Israeli artist Gideon Rubin. Through Jan. 25.

Jewish Heritage Museum at the Reutlinger
4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville

“Eight Nights of Hanukkah.” Showcase of menorahs from around the world and different eras. Through March 30.

Museum on Main
603 Main St., Pleasanton

“Multiply by Six Million: Portraits and Stories of Holocaust Survivors.” Black-and-white portraits and narratives from Holocaust survivors in California. Through Feb. 28.


on stage

Marsh San Francisco
1062 Valencia St., S.F.

“The Oy of Sex.” Comedian Alicia Dattner’s one-woman show about her past sex addiction and drug use. Through Jan. 18. $20-$100.


jewish calendar

Jan. 10, 2014
Shevat 9, 5774
Light candles at 4:51 p.m.
Shabbat ends at 5:53 p.m.

Jan. 17, 2014
Shevat 16, 5774
Light candles at 4:58 p.m.
Shabbat ends at 5:59 p.m.